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Fall 2017-2018
ELE 511   No Pass/D/Fail

Quantum Mechanics with Applications

Stephen A. Lyon

This course covers the principles of quantum mechanics, including applications of relevance to students in applied physics, materials science and engineering. Topics include the concept of Hilbert Spaces, Schrodinger and Heisenberg Representations, Bound State and scattering problems in one, two and three dimensions, consequences of symmetry, Angular momentum algebra, Approximation methods for stationary states, Many-body systems, Quantum statistics and applications in solid state and quantum optics. Time dependent Perturbation Theory and/or Second Quantization and Electromagnetic Field will be covered if time permits.

Sample reading list:
R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Herbert Kroemer, Quantum Mechanics for Engineering, Materials Science and App
Gerald Mahan, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 342 or PHY 305 or equivalent or permission of instructor..

Other information:
Background in quantum mechanics at an undergraduate level will be useful, but not required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22497 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:11 Limit:30